Re: Duplication Thought Experiment Involving Complementarity

From: Bruno Marchal <>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 15:30:29 +0200

George Levy wrote:

>Bruno Marchal wrote:
>>George Levy asks recently "Could somebody incorporate
>>complementarity in a thought experiment in the style of Bruno's
>>duplication experiment?"
>>This is an interesting proposal and I would be glad if someone manage
>>to present one. Just that it is *because* duplication-like experiment leads
>>quickly to obscurities and misleading intuitions, *that* modal logic
>>appears to be a fruitful investment, even if it is not the only one.
>GL: As it stand, the comp hypothesis is only a philosophical
>exercise because it does not reproduce the same phenomenon as QM in
>particular the phenomenon of complementarity.

Do you mean "it does not reproduce the same phenomenon as QM", or do
you mean that we have not yet understood how it could reproduce the
same phenomenon as QM"?

I will not bore you with technics buts complementarity can be handled
in Z1* (extract from comp) although there are still open problems.

Anyway, thank you for the thought experiment I will read it at ease.

Received on Mon Sep 09 2002 - 06:34:52 PDT

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